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[wurk-uhp] /ˈwɜrkˌʌp/
noun, Printing.
an undesirable deposit of ink on a surface being printed, caused by the forcing into type-high position of quads or other spacing material.
Origin of work-up
noun use of verb phrase work up


[wurk-uhp] /ˈwɜrkˌʌp/
a thorough medical diagnostic examination including laboratory tests and x-rays.
a tentative plan or proposal.
1935-40; noun use of verb phrase work up Unabridged
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  • No one should be committed to a nursing facility without a thorough workup.
  • The workup showed that about half of her seizures had no basis in the brain.
  • After nine months of trying by the usual route, they went to an area clinic for a fertility workup.
  • She had me do a blood workup to make sure it wasn't anything else, such as a vitamin deficiency.
  • You'll also need a complete medical workup to screen for kidney function and rule out certain health conditions.
  • Patients with nom-melanoma skin cancers generally require no further workup.
workup in Medicine

workup work·up (wûrk'ŭp')
A thorough medical examination for diagnostic purposes.

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